Land sizes vary from country to country. It is necessary to understand the land measurements in Nigeria so you can know if you are getting your money’s worth when purchasing a land.
It is not enough to have surface knowledge about land sizes because it could make you bargain for a low profit transaction in real estate. You have to be well acquainted with the various terminologies used in land measurement in Nigeria so you don’t get cheated.
How is land measured in Nigeria?
In Nigeria, land is measured in four different terms;
Hectares- is used for a wide expanse of land and comprises about 15 plots and two and half acres.
Acres- this comprises of six plots of land and can be compared to the size of a football field. It’s total measurement is about 4,046sqm Or 43,560sq ft.
Square feet- is also a measuring unit for land sizes. It is a unit of length in the Imperial Customary Systems of Measurement.
Square meter- the unit used for measuring rooms, land or any other area.
What is the size of a plot of land?
Plot is majorly used to describe a piece of land in Nigeria. There are two globally accepted standards of measurements. They are Imperial and Metric. A plot of land can be measured using various units that fall under these two standards of measurements such as hectares, square meters, square feet or acres. Hectares and meters fall under the Metric while Acres and feet fall under the imperial.
Plots are usually used to describe small pieces of land and feet and meters are the systems of measurements used. These sizes are usually purchased for construction of smaller buildings which could contain apartments or for commercial purposes. However, hectares and acres are used to measure larger portions of land.
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What plot size is the best?
The best plot size is the one that suits the purposes for which you want to buy the land. You also have to be observant about the shape of the land so you don’t purchase a slanted one which could affect the building project you intend carrying out on the land.
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Knowing the measurement of the property in real estate is necessary so you can determine if it aligns with your development plans. You can contact the services of a professional to take measurement of the land just so you’re double sure.
At MKH we have properties with varying sizes you can choose from. We also offer investment counseling services to ensure you make the right choice according to your budget. You can contact us here for more information.